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Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers warms up by bouncing a puck on the blade of his stick as we look at our best odds and picks to win the Calder Trophy.
Matty Beniers of the Seattle Kraken warms up before the game against the New Jersey Devils at Climate Pledge Arena on April 16, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images via AFP.

Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers remains the consensus favorite to win the 2022-23 Calder Trophy as the best rookie in the NHL. Sportsbook Review betting analyst Neil Parker surveys the Calder betting market and evaluates the best NHL odds.

Beniers has somewhat quietly pulled away from his peers in the Calder Trophy race. While his numbers don’t explode off the page, his responsible, 200-foot game has made him an immediate franchise cornerstone for the playoff-hopeful Kraken.

He’s driving possession, playing meaningful minutes, and chipping in offensively for a competitive team. And, there isn’t another rookie in this year’s class that can check all of those boxes.

Here's a look at the Calder Trophy odds and our top picks from our best sportsbooks.

Calder Trophy odds 2023

Matty Beniers-800 -750 🔥-909 ❄️
Stuart Skinner+1600+1500 ❄️+1600
Matias Maccelli+1600 ❄️+2100+10000 🔥
Mason McTavish+2000 🔥+1900 +1800 ❄️
Owen Power+2500  🔥+1900 +1800 ❄️
Wyatt Johnson+2500 ❄️+3400+3500 🔥
Cole Perfetti+7500 🔥 +3100 +3000 ❄️

Calder Trophy odds analysis

The best odds below the betting-favorite Beniers are found between DraftKings and BetMGM. FanDuel has the highest number for the Seattle rookie to win the Calder, but the rest of its offerings are shorter than the other two highlighted sportsbooks.

It is worth noting the outlier +10000 odds BetMGM is hanging for Matias Maccelli. The Arizona rookie is making a late-season charge, and he could end up being a finalist for the award. I just don’t peg him as a legitimate threat to win over Beniers.

Calder Trophy odds movement

Beniers has been the betting favorite to win the Calder for months, but Edmonton Oilers netminder Stuart Skinner has seen his odds shrink following a 9-1-1 run through his first 11 starts in March.

As noted, Maccelli has also entered the Calder conversation with 21 points – seven goals – through his first 25 games following the All Star break. 

Bookmakers have boosted the odds for Anaheim Ducks forward Mason McTavish, and Winnipeg Jets winger Cole Perfetti in accordance with the price decreases of Beniers, Skinner and Maccelli.

Recent Calder Trophy winners

Odds via

YearPlayerPositionTeamClosing Odds
2021-22Moritz SeiderDDetroit Red Wings+1200
2020-21Kirill KaprizovLWMinnesota Wild+400
2019-20Cale MakarDColorado Avalanche+400
2018-19Elias PetterssonCVancouver Canucks+240
2017-18Mathew BarzalCNew York Islanders+1800
2016-17Auston MatthewsCToronto Maple Leafs-130
2015-16Artemi PanarinLWChicago Blackhawks+2200
2014-15Aaron EkbladDFlorida Panthers+700
2013-14Nathan MacKinnonCColorado AvalancheN/A
2012-13Jonathan HuberdeauLWFlorida PanthersN/A

Calder Trophy FAQ

Who won the Calder Trophy last year?

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Moritz Seider won the Calder Trophy for the 2021-22 season. Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras and Toronto Maple Leafs left winger Michael Bunting were the other finalists.

When will the Calder Trophy be decided?

Votes from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association must be filed before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The NHL regular season ends on April 14, 2023.

Here are our best sportsbooks:

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